Friday, December 14, 2012

Reason for the Season

If you are looking for our Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!

Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine
Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE

Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store. 
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE


Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set (1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 

Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE

NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up:


If you're coming from Jamie's blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

For my project, I made a Christmas card:

Inside of card


For my Christmas card, I made an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I used a paper pack called Pemberley from Close to My Heart.   I thought the colors would work perfectly with my card design.  I then used a stamp set called "Glory to God".  It has the images you see on the inside and outside of the card.  I used Outdoor Denim and Desert Sand inks to stamp the images and sentiments.

My third picture is of the envelope.  I don't know about you but I always like to decorate the envelopes for the cards I send out.  The sentiment "Peace on Earth" also comes from the Glory to God sentiment I referenced above and was stamped with Outdoor Denim ink.   

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I plan on making a set of these cards to send out to family and friends.  To me, the "reason for the season" are my family and friends and what they mean to me. 

Now it's time for you to head on over to Gill's blog.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!

Have a wondefully crafty day!



  1. Beautiful!!


  2. Your card is beautiful! I like that you decorated the envelope! :) I am happy to be a follower of your blog!

  3. That's a very pretty card!

  4. I LOVE your card. The stamps set is a perfect a choice for this hop.


  5. Totally fab! I seriously need to get myself some "Reason for the Season" style stamps!

  6. very very pretty card


  7. Such A Beautiful Card!! I love it!! I am a follower here and like seeing your creations!! TFS!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  8. This is a beautiful card! I love, love, love it!! Thank you so much for being in this hop with us! : )


  9. Your choice of stamps are awesome! Great job on the card!

  10. Your card is beautiful Lucy!
    <3 Pam

  11. This is such a beautiful card! I also love that you stamped the inside and the envelope! I have to address all of my Christmas cards this weekend and I think that you have inspired me to stamp my envelopes!! :)

  12. i love that you put the stamp image on the unique. Thanks for sharing.


  13. What a beautiful card, I just love it! I'm an envelope decorator too! TFS I'm a new follower.

  14. Your card is beautiful! I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)


  15. what a pretty card!!


  16. What a beautiful card!! Love that is has a coordinating envelope, totally stealing that idea! ;)

  17. Very elegant cards and the matching envelope is a sweet touch hugs Nikki C

  18. Elegant card.. Love the stamping and matching envelope! I'm a new follower.. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :)

  19. Love how you decorated inside and the envelop also, great detail.

    Thanks for sharing!
    cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

  20. Oh my... what a beautiful card!!! Love it :))

  21. I really like your cards Lucy and especially the way your embellish the envelope. That is a great idea! It is always nice to see cards that celebrate the reason for the season! :-)

  22. such a lovely clean and simple card, thanks for sharing

  23. Cute card, love the kraft! Thanks for sharing!

  24. You did a great job with your card! I like to decorate my envelopes too!

  25. so pretty and perfect for the season! Callyann

  26. Such a lovely card and awesome sstamping.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  27. Beautiful card Lucy! I love that you did the inside and envelope to add that special touch! Very nice!

  28. Wow that is a beauty and love the additional stamp on the envelope need to remember that when I make cards

  29. Wonderful card and so perfectly done! Love your color choices and of the images! Just lovely!


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